Jess Irvine

Personal Finance Expert
CommBank
CommBank

Jess is a multi-award winning personal finance author and CommBank’s new Personal Finance Expert.

Prior to that, she was a finance journalist for two decades with leading Australian newspapers. Jess held multiple roles in journalism including senior economics writer, national economics editor, host of a money podcast and wrote a weekly money column and newsletter.

Jess has a degree in Economics (Social Sciences) and has written and published four books, including ‘The Money Diary’ (November 2023) and ‘Money with Jess: Your Ultimate Guide to Household Budgeting’, which won book of the year in the 2022 Australian Business Book Awards and joint best book in the 2023 Money Awareness & Inclusion Awards.

Jess is a passionate communicator and self-confessed ‘money nerd’ with a personal mission to boost the financial wellbeing and capability of all Australians.

Meet me at

[Thu 30th May]

13:20

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13:40

Brighter Business future: Economist’s insights, in conversation with Jess Irvine

Fireside Chat

Want to know what market pressures and the economy are likely to do in the next year? Join us as we address these issues, and more, in conversation with Stephen Halmarick, CommBank’s Chief Economist. Stephen will be joined by Personal Finance expert Jess Irvine, known for her relatable approach to helping Australian’s boost their financial literacy, embrace budgeting, and feel more confident handling their finances.

Personal Finance Expert

CommBank

Chief Economist and Head of Global Economic and Markets Research

CommBank

[Thu 30th May]

11:45

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12:30

The Digital Edge (AI, cyber, affordable tech solutions)

Industry Panel

Tactics to fast-track digital transformation, how a small business can drive efficiencies and lower costs with affordable tech solutions, cloud solutions, cyber, AI, automation and integration of workflow processes

Chief Technology Officer, A/NZ

Salesforce

Personal Finance Expert

CommBank

Vice President APAC & MEA

Gen

Commercial Transaction Products and Growth

CommBank

[Thu 30th May]

10:20

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11:00

Get your Green Going

Industry Panel

Starting the ‘sustainability journey’ isn’t always a simple one with costs, suppliers, and spare time getting in the way. Being sustainable doesn’t mean being perfect; sometimes you just need to get started. With examples from businesses who have taken first steps, and the impact they have achieved, come along to this session for tips and insights to support your sustainability journey!

CEO

BioPak

Personal Finance Expert

CommBank

General Manager, Asset Finance & Business Financial Assistance

CommBank

Founder & CEO

Brighte

Speakers

Commissioner
Victorian Small Business Commission
VSBC
AVP Small Business A/NZ
Salesforce
salesforce-1

Award Judge

Executive General Manager, Small Business Banking
CommBank
CommBank
Head of Nine Ad Manager
Nine Ad Manager
nine

Workshop Presenter

Director of Cybersecurity
Cisco
cisco
Professor, Department of Management
Deakin Business School
deakin
General Manager of Product and Insights
Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
vcci

Award Judge

Director Public Education
IP Australia
ip-aus1
Chief Economist and Head of Global Economic and Markets Research
CommBank
CommBank
Commercial Transaction Products and Growth
CommBank
CommBank
Founder & CEO
Brighte
brighte
CTO
Cisco
cisco
General Manager of Marketing (Business Bank and IB&M)
CommBank
CommBank

Award Judge

Digital Commercial Director
Nine Ad Manager
nine
Vice President APAC & MEA
Gen
gen
Executive Manager Small Business Banking
CommBank
CommBank
CEO
BioPak
biopak
CEO
Unchained Solutions
unchained-sol
General Manager, Asset Finance & Business Financial Assistance
CommBank
CommBank
RVP, Small Business, A/NZ
Salesforce
salesforce-1
General Manager Cyber Defence Operations and Security Integration (Fusion)
CommBank
CommBank
Founder, RIPE and Winner of the City of Melbourne Small Business of the Year Awa...
RIPE
Regional Sales Director
Salesforce
salesforce-1
Chief Engagement Officer
Beyond Blue
beyond blue
Personal Finance Expert
CommBank
CommBank
Acting General Manager - Workplace Relations and Wellbeing
Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
vcci
Director
Cesar Aldea
CA2
Solution Engineer
Salesforce
salesforce-1
Global Director of Sales, Zoho Bigin
Zoho
zoho1
Chief Technology Officer, A/NZ
Salesforce
salesforce-1
Executive Manager of Environment, Social and Governance
CommBank
CommBank
Business Mentor, Self Employment Assistance Program
Asuria
asuria
National Manager for Manufacturing & Wholesale Trade
CommBank
CommBank
Managing Principal
Janus Lasting
janus-lasting
Co-Founder & Director
Gravia Media
Gravia-Media
Customer Success & Operations
Nine Ad Manager
nine

Workshop Presenter

Business Coach
Asuria
asuria
Lead Strategist and Founder
TomorrowToday
Editor, Small Business Connections & Co-Host ABF Vision 
Small Business Connections
SBC

Award Judge